Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene decided to share her expertise in environmental science and climatology in an interview with Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN) on Monday.
Despite overwhelming scientific data showing climate change harms the Earth and will lead to an eventual mass extinction if left unchecked, the QAnon adherent claimed global warming is "actually healthy for us."
You can see a clip from the interview here:
\u201cMarge Greene presents her scientific argument why global warming is a good thing: \u201cThis earth warming and carbon is actually healthy for us.\u201d\u201d— Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1655158024
"The temperature tracking is from the 1800s."
"We’ve already warmed one degree celsius and do you know what happened since then?"
The controversial GOP Congresswoman who holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Georgia added:
"Here, let me tell you."
"We have had more food grown since then, which feeds people."
"We are able to producing [sic] fossil fuels, keeps people’s houses warm in the winter."
"That saves people’s lives. People die in the cold."
Greene didn't elaborate on how global warming increases fossil fuel production.
However having previously spread conspiracy theories about climate change and wildfires being the result of Jewish space lasers, the Georgia Republican is not perceived as the best source for credible information.
"This earth warming and carbon is actually healthy for us."
"It helps us to feed people, it helps keep people alive, it helps—the earth is more green than it was years and years ago, that’s because of the earth warming, because of carbon."
But environmental and climate scientists agree the rise in temperatures is creating a global increase in extreme weather events negatively impacting crop production and threatening everyone's future food security.
Extreme weather events like this:
\u201cMexico City. June, 2022.\n\nIf you're not worried, you're not paying attention.\u201d— Eugenio Perea (@Eugenio Perea) 1655137633
Current conditions of Yellowstone’s North Entrance Road through the Gardner Canyon between Gardiner, Montana, and M… https://t.co/dRRsI1pa7F— Yellowstone National Park (@Yellowstone National Park) 1655158055
\u201cRemember - the heat was so extreme in Australia last year it melted roads, bats fell from trees, and over 1 million fish died due to the extreme temperatures.\n\nThe #climatecrisis is here. Make 2022 the year we #ActOnClimate\n\n#ClimateEmergency #climate #energy #BuildBackBetter\u201d— Mike Hudema (@Mike Hudema) 1641148932
People could point out the many errors in Greene's statements, but noted facts didn't matter to Greene or her supporters.
\u201cThe sun's affected what little is left of her brain.\n\nhttps://t.co/MS90fI2FAf\u201d— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain) 1655220967
\u201c@mrbigg450 @RonFilipkowski Explains a lot\u201d— Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1655158024
\u201cWhack job Marjorie Taylor Greene goes all in FOR global warming. Okay, I need to know, let\u2019s get it out there. Who, exactly in Georgia voted for this buffoon? Raise your hand if you did. (Your hand is that thing attached to the end of your arm.)\u201d— Mike Sington (@Mike Sington) 1655236598
\u201c@labyrinthweaver I wish the lobby donations made to these people would be made public. All of them.\u201d— Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD \ud83c\udf0a (@Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD \ud83c\udf0a) 1655158394
\u201c\u042fepublican Marjorie Taylor Greene Believes in Climate Change, Says it is 'Actually Healthy For Us': 'People Die in the Cold'. Greene's research on global warming is finally shown here, for the first time, and it is very revealing. https://t.co/WZbXaeOkhu via @mediaite\u201d— Positively 4Th Street (@Positively 4Th Street) 1655312901
\u201cHere\u2019s the important thing about Lauren Boebert\u2019s unsavory past: \n\u2014Jim Jordan committed sex-crimes, insurrection & treason\n\u2014Josh Hawley is a neo-nazi\n\u2014Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks global warming is a plus (\u201cwarm is good\u201d)\n\u2014oh, and Boebert is a lying hypocrite imbecile.\u201d— ProfBlitzNYC (@ProfBlitzNYC) 1655262160
\u201c#MentallyDeficient - I would like to see her debate the scientific community on this topic, and have it on prime time tout it out as a Comedy.\n@AceBearstrom \n--\nhttps://t.co/mzEc8s97e0\u201d— \ud83c\udf0aCharlie\ud83c\udf0aParforthecourse\ud83c\udf0a (@\ud83c\udf0aCharlie\ud83c\udf0aParforthecourse\ud83c\udf0a) 1655234903
\u201cMarjorie Taylor Greene has a point when she says global warming is actually good for us, but has anyone mentioned to her that all this excess heat will make the damage caused by Jewish space lasers even more devastating?\u201d— Nick Jack Pappas (@Nick Jack Pappas) 1655223784
\u201cImagine being so dumb you\u2019d assert #GlobalWarming is somehow a GOOD thing. @RepMTG doesn\u2019t have to imagine\u2026\u201d— Jay Hale (@Jay Hale) 1655304012
\u201cThere needs to be a intelligence requirement to serve the people. Just when you think she can't be any Dumber, @RepMTG blesses us with her wisdom. For fucks sake this isn't a sitcom it's real.\n\nhttps://t.co/vKhKqbSiWV\u201d— The People's Champ (@The People's Champ) 1655305514
\u201cDear @RepMTG, you must have failed Earth Science in High School. Global Warming is NOT good because plants survive on carbon dioxide. Please stop pretending you\u2019re smart.\u201d— Jeff Greenlee (@Jeff Greenlee) 1655304694
\u201cThird-graders everywhere know more about global warming and climate change than @RepMTG.\n\nIt is not just that she is so ignorant, she is also so proud of it. And it is dangerous.\u201d— Secular Student Alliance (@Secular Student Alliance) 1655300847
\u201cYour daily reminder that not only is Marjorie Taylor Greene a moron, she's actually quite proud of it.\n\nhttps://t.co/aT9A8t0Kto\u201d— Rich Bowen (@Rich Bowen) 1655249331
\u201c@JulieRitz @RonFilipkowski I cannot believe MTG is a graduate of the University of GA. with a degree in Business Administration!\u201d— Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1655158024
Others sympathized with the people who monitor Greene's interviews and actions.
\u201c@BuzzJackson Not gonna lie Buzz. Some days are easier than others.\u201d— Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1655158024
Voters in Georgia petitioned the court to remove Greene from running for reelection in 2022 over her involvement in the January 6 insurrection.
The court eventually ruled in Greene's favor.
In the same RSBN interview, Greene tried to blame trans men for tampon shortages.
The public response was similar to the reception Greene received for her climate change claims.